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Nicolas Gisin

Member, Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board; Professor of Quantum information and communication, University of Geneva

Nicolas Gisin is a Swiss physicist and professor at the University of Geneva, known for his work on quantum mechanics, quantum information, and communication. He has contributed both experimentally and theoretically to the fields of quantum cryptography and long-distance quantum communication over telecom fibers. Gisin co-founded ID Quantique, a company that provides quantum-based technologies. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva in 1981 and has led the optics section at the university since 1988. Gisin's activities range from quantum physics foundations to quantum communication applications. He was the first recipient of the John Steward Bell prize in 2009.

Major awards:
- Swiss Science Prize 2014 awarded by the foundation Marcel Benoist (highest Swiss prize for all sciences, awarded once per year to a single person)
- John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and their Applications (2009)
- ERC Advanced Grant on “Quantum Correlations” (2008)